Monday, January 12, 2009

Mamma Mia! (Another way-too-late-but-do-you-think-I-care? movie review.)

(Also an excuse to get that emo post out of the way.)

I was never a huge Abba fan and knew only like 4 songs, but I knew I wanted to watch Mamma Mia. I mean, Meryl Streep singing and dancing? Karen Smith Amanda Seyfried in a movie that isn’t Mean Girls?

1. Im a mouse. DUH. 2. Honey, honey!

"I'm a mouse. DUH." vs. "Honey, honey!"

I was convinced right after the first time I saw the trailer. I told myself I’d watch it when it came out in the local theatres.

Well. It came out.

I didn’t get the chance to watch it. :(

I gave up and moved on. Mom and her 70s disco-chick heart, however, would not let it go!

So one day last week on my way home, I decided to drop by my friendly neighborhood *cough*pirated*cough* DVD shop and found a copy. Later that afternoon my mom and I watched the girly musical fun-filled movie that is Mamma Mia.

Work it, Meryl Streep!

At the end of the movie I was all “Whew! That was fun!” almost like I sang and danced with the cast. But! (I don’t know if I was distracted by all the perky fun stuff but) There were a few things that took me by surprise. Some feelings developed too quickly, some things happened too fast and such. I guess with all that fun and dancing there’s not much time for character development, eh?

Outside this minor flaw, (Apparently plotholes don’t matter much to me when it’s a light-hearted musical.) everything else was good.

Meryl Streep was refreshing! And it was refreshing to see her perform a role that’s so unlike the characters we’re used to. (Devil Wears Prada, anyone?) My mom used the word “versatile” over and over while watching, so I’ll say it, too — Streep is an unbelievably versatile actress! So her voice wasn’t perfect, but she’s an actress, not a singer. Amanda Seyfriend — Miss Karen Smith. Haha! — is sooooooo cute in this movie. She’s not as dumb as the Mean Girls character I’ve grown to love (and quote quite often), but just as cute.

One other notable part of this movie was the first time Pierce Brosnan broke out into song. It was weird. So weird. But, again, cute. :D

I think that’s the key word for the movie now — CUTE. And, I don’t know how many times I’ve already used this word in this blog entry but it is applicable! — FUN. It made me feel all girly and good and fun inside, like marshmallows and chocolate. Like Abba. Like disco back in the 70s with tacky platform boots, minidresses, big hair and lame-but-you-know-you-love-it dance moves. It didn’t change the world, but I know I enjoyed it immensely.



  1. Most people who has seen this movie say that a singing Pierce Brosnan is weird.

    Comment by Mara — Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 5:28 pm | Reply

  2. It was weird seeing Mr. Bond singing. :D

    Comment by Jonas Diego — Monday, January 12, 2009 @ 5:37 pm | Reply

  3. I had a hard time getting over Amanda Seyfried’s dumb girl role in Mean Girls… that it really took me a while to stop saying “Isn’t that the dumb Plastic?” everytime the trailer plays on TV. LOL. Anyway, I was addicted to Amanda’s version of the song Gimme Gimme for about a month! I don’t know why. Haha. But, musicals are all fun in general.

    Comment by Anna Oh — Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 6:12 am | Reply

  4. i havent seen mamma mia yet. pity because when i first saw the trailer i also vowed to watch it as soon as it’s out on cimenas.

    hahanap na nga ako ng *cough* debede *cough* mamaya.

    Comment by iya — Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 1:45 pm | Reply

  5. Hey Jewel! I agree. A singing Bond is a surreal thing to see/hear. Half of my brain was going “Awww cuuuute” while the other half was going “Noooo! My eyes! My ears! Need bleach!”

    As for Seyefried, yeah. Did a double take when I saw her too. Oh she of the meteorologically-enabled boobs.

    Comment by Glitch — Tuesday, January 13, 2009 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

  6. super loveitt!!!!

    I love musicals =)

    At nakatatak pa sa isipan ko na si Amanda Seyfried ay yung tangang mean girl

    yun lang ;)

    Comment by rich — Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @ 12:59 am | Reply

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